Author Archives: Paul Mero

Put burden of proof on those who would liberalize liquor laws

Tweet This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Last year, a scholarly paper was presented at the Alcohol Policy 16 Conference explaining how restaurants can transform in all practical aspects … Continue reading

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Count My Vote will put decisions in hands of fat cats

Tweet This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. During a Sutherland Institute panel last week at the state Capitol discussing the Count My Vote initiative, I mentioned that I have … Continue reading

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In politics, where there’s a stink … there’s probably a rotting fish

Tweet This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s scandal provides a wonderful case study in politics as usual. Not that I think he’s done … Continue reading

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How Judge Shelby got the 14th Amendment wrong

Tweet This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution has been at the epicenter of most controversial court decisions over the past 40 … Continue reading

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Why the ‘natural family’ matters to the community

Tweet Many Utahns are asking why, exactly, the “natural family” is so vital. The short answer is this: A free society requires formal and broad recognition that the natural family is the fundamental unit of society. Marriage is the cornerstone … Continue reading

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A culture of corruption in Utah

Tweet This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. As the John Swallow scandal reveals more and more culture of corruption within Utah’s Attorney General’s office, I am left with a … Continue reading

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Clueless AG Office lawyers opened door for Shelby’s specious ruling

Tweet This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Four days is a long time for me to be silent about the “gay marriage” ruling in Utah. I’ve thought through this, … Continue reading

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It’s naïve to believe Medicaid expansion promises

Tweet This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. I have long felt that Medicaid expansion is a central component of Obamacare. If President Obama can get more and more people … Continue reading

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Finding the balance between a safety net and a spiderweb of corruption

Tweet As I write this I just finished reading the Lee Benson interview of United Way’s Deborah Bayle in the Deseret News. In full disclosure, I’m not a big fan of private social service agencies that institutionalize the use of … Continue reading

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‘The Yellow Bird’ and the limits of liberty

Tweet This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. English journalist and author G.K. Chesterton once wrote a parable about liberty titled “The Yellow Bird.” In this parable, a Russian scholar, … Continue reading

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The law that sounds reasonable – but isn’t

Tweet This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Partisan activists have used words like tolerance, fairness and equality to gain special rights. In the name of fairness, a growing number … Continue reading

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Men (and women) behaving badly

Tweet This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Do you have a right to behave badly? Most people probably would answer “no” to that question even if, in their heart … Continue reading

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Stop sniping about website fiasco – focus on real health care issues

Tweet This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. I’ve watched with great interest how Obamacare seems to be crumbling right before our eyes. It has won every political hurdle it … Continue reading

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Bright, principled Sen. Lee makes the establishment cringe

Tweet The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Just when I complimented my friends at The Salt Lake Tribune for being authentic for owning the cause of anything other … Continue reading

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With atheism comes a culture of death

Tweet The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. It seems that the 40th annual convention of American Atheists is coming to town next spring, and its organizers sound like … Continue reading

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